Matngala Language
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Matngala Language
Matngele
RegionNorthern Territory, Australia
EthnicityMadngella, Yunggor
Extinctby 2006 census[1]
perhaps 1 reported 1973; perhaps 10 reported 1990
Eastern Daly
  • Matngele
Latin
Language codes
zml
Glottologmadn1237[2]
AIATSIS[1]N12
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Matngele or Madngele is an extinct Australian Aboriginal language of the Northern Territory spoken by the Madngella and Yunggor peoples.

Classification

Tryon (1974) classified Matngele with Kamu, and this is accepted by Dixon (2002) and Bowern (2011), though denied by Harvey (1990).[1]

Phonology

Vowels

Consonants

Grammar

Matngele has only five simple verbs. These must be combined with coverbs in order to form complex verbs.

References

  1. ^ a b c N12 Matngele at the Australian Indigenous Languages Database, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Madngele". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

External links


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